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Offline lowhook

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My maytag is leaving terrible lime deposits all over my dishes and its literally ruining everything! White film on everything. It looks like it needs the spinning sprayers taken apart and cleaned with some lime away or something but i have not a clue how to take those off to clean them? A lot of the wholes that spray are plugged up with white deposits :(

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Re: Maytag dishwasher leaving lime deposits on dishes
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2010, 02:56:50 AM »
welcone to the new world of non-phosphate dishwashing detergents ...  :(
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Re: Maytag dishwasher leaving lime deposits on dishes
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2010, 08:56:15 AM »
Dishwasher Magic, can be purchased at Home Depot. Run with out any dishes on hottest longest cycle. You may need 2 if it is really heavy. I use a cup of white vinegar in the wash every 2 weeks after to keep it clear.

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Re: Maytag dishwasher leaving lime deposits on dishes
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2010, 09:07:29 PM »
Ran 2 bottles of dishwasher magic thru it and its nice and clean inside now. But the problem with the white crud all over all my dishes is still there?
I am using cascade packets in it and they are non-phosphate. I have some dishwasher rinse aid that we put in it but it seems it does not empty the rinse aid out . It probably only needs more rinse aid put in it about every ten loads.
The rinse aid is a cheap brand. Could it be a problem with the rinse aid not being released int the machine properly?


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Re: Maytag dishwasher leaving lime deposits on dishes
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2010, 09:23:54 PM »
Try soaking them in vinegar, Once you get them clean,they should stay that way. If the vinegar works it's soap. Never had much luck with the packets,they wouldn't always dissolve.

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Re: Maytag dishwasher leaving lime deposits on dishes
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2010, 06:23:07 AM »
At the moment, manufacturers are recommending Cascade 2-in-1 tablets for best results. Many of you, including technicians, do not realize that these are at their best when tossed in the bottom of the tub, not placed in the dispenser. They are slow dissolving for a reason.

P&G and other detergent makers are struggling to come up with an ingredient to replace phosphates and one will be approved very soon. Phosphates were not hazardous, it's just that their fertilizer properties caused excessive algae to grow in the sewer systems and dischage points. It had been used in dishwasher detergents since they began in the 1950's and finally discontinued in July 2010 due to regulation changes.
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